Grateful Dead Live at Nassau Coliseum on 1985-03-28
Schoeps CMC441s (90deg, 17cm) > Oade M118 > Oade mod SONY PCM-F1; Transfer:Master PCM > DAW (via SEKD Prodif) > Wav > cdwav > Flac
Transferred by Doug Oade, traced by Darrin Sacks (email@example.com)
Subject: Some kind of collective orgasm
You are right man, the Oade Bros. definitely did know their shit. The shared then and now. Very cool.
These Nassau shows are insanely high energy shows captured ever so well here.
Subject: Good set list, good playing, good recording
This show is pretty damn tight, with some real moments of inspiration and a great setlist. For all the knocks on east coast audiences, it's pretty undeniable that there was an energy to the shows there that was sometimes lacking on the west coast and it seemed to inspire the band a bit (New York, Philly, Hampton, etc.). This seemed to hold true as much in 1970 as in 1980 or 1990. While it's quite true the east coast crowds could be a bit obnoxious and unruly, they were also less easily impressed and I suspect the Dead enjoyed the challenge of having the bar held higher. This tape is one of the best examples of that vibe.
As for the tape, this is another in a series of excellent auds made by the Oades in 1985. These guys definitely knew their shit when it came to making field recordings, and this is another fine example (although not their best by a long shot).
Subject: Another great Oade Aud. recording
Subject: sleepless in uniondale
Subject: Audience Is Worth It here...
High energy throughout, but Jerry's voice is toast.
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